J&K Stripped Of Special Status As President Ram Nath Kovind Approves Abrogation Of Provisions Of Article 370President Ram Nath Kovind addresses during the inauguration of conference on National Law Day. (Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via GettyImages)

After both the houses of the Parliament passed a resolution to effectively scrap Article 370, President Ram Nath Kovind has declared abrogation of the provisions of the Article of the Constitution which gave special status to the Jammu and Kashmir, reports Times of India.

"In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (3) of Article 370 read with clause (1) of Article 370 of the Constitution of India, the President, on the recommendation of Parliament, is pleased to declare that, as from the 6th August, 2019, all clauses of the said article 370 shall cease to be operative...," said an official notification signed by the President late on Tuesday (6 August) night.

J&K Stripped Of Special Status As President Ram Nath Kovind Approves Abrogation Of Provisions Of Article 370
Gazette Notification (Pic via egazette website)

Earlier on Tuesday (6 August), the BJP-led government’s move to revoke Article 370 and bifurcate the state into two union territories got Parliament’s approval with the Lok Sabha passing the new measures with over two-third majority. The Rajya Sabha had given its approval to the government’s move on Monday (5 August).

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